Welcome to Teaching Traveling!

Hello, and welcome to Teaching Traveling: A Community to Explore Global Education.

My name is Lillie Marshall, and here is the story of this site, and where YOU fit in. I started teaching in Boston in 2003, fresh out of college. After 5 years as a high school English teacher, I was exhausted and frustrated. To continue in education, I knew I needed to step back and get perspective on what learning really is.

For this quest, I spent 2009-10 traveling around the world: teaching in Ghana, writing in Thailand, and exploring architecture in Spain. In 2009, I started Around the World “L” Travel Blog to chronicle this world learning.

At the end of the year’s journey, I was energized and excited to teach in Boston again, and have been teaching happily here ever since… with travels every vacation possible, of course!

Clearly, teaching and travel go hand in hand. It was upon returning home in 2010 that I launched TeachingTraveling.com, with the mission of exploring the infinite ways to explore Global Education. The aim of this site is to inspire and assist more teachers to travel, and more travelers to teach by sharing real-life stories of Teacher-Travelers… in EVERY sense of the term.

How does this site work? Simply use the menus and search boxes to find interviews that resonate with YOU, and with how you dream of combining teaching and traveling. Read for ideas, leads, and advice, and if you want further information, feel free to reach out to any interviewee with questions, either through the comments section of the article, or directly by email or social media, if that information is provided.

Over the almost-decade that I’ve run this site, it’s been thrilling to see the way this community helps each other, and the opportunities people have found and done! To be clear, this site is about you. I don’t have all the answers, but this community — you included — DOES know it all, so go forth and connect for inspiration!

Me doing an "L" pose, between teaching, traveling, and blogging!

Me doing an “L” pose, between teaching, traveling, and blogging!

Now, here are answers to your frequently asked questions.

Q: Who are TeachingTraveling.com‘s readers? Is this site for ME?

A: This site is for anyone who fits (or wants to fit) the title “Teacher-Traveler” in ANY sense of the word you can imagine.

Are you a middle school teacher in Detroit who wants to spend a week in Mexico sightseeing, because you know it will help you re-boot and get perspective? Perfect! Are you a ‘Round the World traveler who wants to learn how to get an ESL job? Excellent.  Are you a parent who wants recommendations for Global Education children’s books? Fabulous! Have you dedicated your entire life to teaching and travel already? Great! Join us!

At the end of the day, however, aren’t we ALL Teacher-Travelers in some way? This community also includes, for example, a man who draws fictional maps on human skin, because that teaches us a new way to look at our world. It also includes students who travel, a woman who teaches clowning in Afghanistan, a Scuba diving instructor, a man who never travels outside his own city but is able to experience the world by teaching ESL at home, and a retired road-tripping couple. Do not worry for a moment that you “don’t belong here” just because you don’t fit a cookie-cutter image of what “Teacher” or “Traveler” means. You ARE a “Teacher-Traveler” if you feel it in your heart! 🙂

The point of TeachingTraveling.com is to celebrate that teaching is great, traveling is great, and we benefit by doing more of both. This site aims to inspire more teachers to travel, and more travelers to teach, and to provide educators and parents with Global Education curriculum and resources.

Q: Cool! How do I stay connected to this community?

A: Do subscribe to my monthly Teaching Traveling e-Newsletter (it’s free!) which delivers a round-up of the best travel and education ideas and opportunities right to your inbox, with no spammy spam.

You can also join the Teaching Traveling Facebook page, and follow me at @WorldLillie on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, and more!

Q: I notice that much of this site consists of interviews with Teacher-Travelers. Why, and who do you seek to interview?

A: Hearing how others made their teaching-traveling dream come true is an awesome way to learn how to do it yourself, either through concrete resources, or via general revelations. This site is always seeking Teacher-Travelers (in, I am not kidding, ANY sense of the word) to interview, so please spread the word, and feel free to reach out to me on social media at @WorldLillie or by email at TeachingTraveling at gmail. Even if you are a teacher who took a “non-educational” 2-day camping trip in the next state over which developed you as a person and a teacher, your story will inspire others to teach and travel, so do contact me.

Q: Do you endorse all the programs and paths described in the interviews?

A: The purpose of this site is to share stories about diverse travel experiences by people who love teaching and traveling. I have not personally tested every program and teaching-traveling path mentioned on this site, and therefore cannot vouch for or guarantee each, so if you are interested in one, I invite you to contact the interview’s author to research more deeply. Always use good judgement and thorough preparation with regards to travel to strive for the best experience possible.

Q: Is “Teaching Traveling” an organization? Do you run trips or programs I can join? Do you offer any jobs?

A: Nope! This site is just a place for Teacher-Travelers to share ideas about ways to combine education and the world. Many interviews do have links to travel programs, grants, and job placement agencies that you CAN join, however — I just don’t run any of them, myself!

Q: How is this site funded?

A: Most people don’t realize that it’s quite expensive to run a website with the volume of Teaching Traveling, which has hundreds of articles (with more coming each week), and which receives tens of thousands of readers each month. To address these site expenses, I’ve launched several monetization elements that I aim to make as minimal as possible for your reading experience, while still covering costs.

First, I use a display ad network which pays by views, meaning that all you have to do to support this site is to read as you normally would! These display ads cover the majority of the site’s costs, but not all. (If you don’t see the ads I’m talking about, your school’s network may be disabling them, which is totally fine.)

Second, some articles include affiliate links where appropriate, and (as per FCC guidelines) these links are always clearly marked. What does that mean? Say you’re reading an article here about a Global Education author. The link to their book on Amazon will be marked as an affiliate link, which means that if you buy the book (or anything else) through that link, a small commission will go to support this site, at no extra cost to you.

Absolutely no pressure to buy, but if you were going to do so anyway, the affiliate link is a nice way to keep the Teaching Traveling community going. For more information, feel free to review my Disclosure Statement and Privacy Policy, or if you’re about to book travel or make a purchase anyway, use my 40 Travel and Life Resources page for deals. In sum, monetization on this site is for the purpose of covering costs, and I appreciate your understanding and support.

Q: Do you offer advertising opportunities?

A: Indeed I do, but they must fit the integrity and mission of this site fully. Check out my Teaching Traveling Media Kit here for more information, numbers, and contact information.

Q: Are you available for speaking engagements or workshops, Lillie?

A: Sure — I love speaking engagements! Only thing is, any bookings have to fit amid my schedule as a full-time teacher. Feel free to reach out to discuss, however: Lillie at TeachingTraveling dot com. I can present about a wide variety of topics, from an overview of teacher travel and Global Education resources, to blogging, to social media use.

Q: What is your Copyright policy? Can I steal your articles?

A: Yargh — please respect the work and laws. It is a violation of my TeachingTraveling.com Copyright to re-post any articles from this site in their entirety on another site. The same goes for the TeachingTraveling.com RSS feed.

You may, however, use a short excerpt (two paragraphs or less) from articles on this site with a link back to the original article and an introduction giving the context. Please respect the hard work that goes into this site and do not plagiarize, or I will file a DMCA takedown order. Thank you!

Q: How can I connect with or contact you?

A: Find me on social media at @WorldLillie or email me at TeachingTraveling at gmail. I love to hear from you, so be in touch.

I’m so glad you found TeachingTraveling.com and invite you to use the upper navigation to dive right in!

Shout-out to Krista Photography for taking these photos of me for this page and the sidebar headshot. Krista is the best!

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107 Comments

  1. I want to spend the summer speaking English either in Italy or Spain. I speak both Italian and Spanish fluently and are a NY state certified teacher.
    How do I go about finding a situation to teach in a home or school?

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    1. Great question! The short answer is there are too many options to list here, and that’s why this site exists! Use the search tool at the top to search for keywords like Spain or Summer and see what you find. Best of luck! You have valuable skills that are in high demand.

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  2. Hi Lillie
    I am interested in teaching abroad for short duration (3-4 days)
    Currently working as a teacher educator in India
    Please guide and provide information

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    1. Hi Madhuri,
      Thanks for your comment! I’m sure there are some great opportunities out there for you, but I can’t identify specific ones at this point, as most of the interviews on this site are by Teacher-Travelers from the U.S. or Europe. You’re making me realize I need to expand who I’m interviewing so we can learn of opportunities for everyone!

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  3. Hi Lillie

    I am a English Foreign Teacher now an Online Language Consultant working from Cape Town…As a non degree holder any ideas of work abroad but not in Asian countries? Please advise

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    1. Hi Shaway,
      Exciting! Use the “Locations” tab on the menu to search for interviews about other regions of the world that aren’t Asia, or use the search box to type in specific places or keywords. Best of luck!

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  4. Hi Lillie,
    I am looking for study in education scholarships do you know whom cab assist me? I have secured a place and what’s the struggle are fees

    Regards

    Fanny

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    1. Hi Fanny,
      Congratulations on securing a place! You can search the Grants section of this site — https://www.teachingtraveling.com/tag/grants/ — but I urge you to also keep an open mind about other ways to raise money, since grants can take a long time and be very selective. For example, you could try finding an extra job to earn more money (ex: tutoring in the evenings), or you could try crowdfunding platforms online, where lots of people donate small amounts of money to support the journey. It might also be worth getting a loan as long as the terms are smart. Wishing you the best of luck!

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  5. Kayla Davidson July 14, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    I am interested in teaching abroad for up to a year at first to see if it is for me. Currently I teach Literacy and Social Studies to 6th grade students. I would prefer to teach in Europe. I want to be safe and know the organization I am going through is reputable and has a great reputation. How should I begin? I would even be interested in a summer program as well.

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    1. Hi Kayla,

      Fabulous! Browse the “Teach Abroad” interviews — https://www.teachingtraveling.com/tag/teach-abroad/ — and if there’s one that resonates with you, contact the interviewee directly by the comment section, or any links they’ve mentioned, if you’d like more information. Here’s the link for interviews about programs: https://www.teachingtraveling.com/tag/programs/ .

      I agree with you that it’s so important to pick a way forward that’s reputable and good. My general rule of thumb when I’m considering a program or opportunity is to ask the organization for the contact information of at least 3 people who have successfully completed it. I then contact those people and consider their responses.

      Best of luck, and let us know how it goes when you have a moment!

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  6. Manali Thorat April 2, 2017 at 2:04 am

    Hello, I came across this page while searching for travel opportunities for teachers and I was very impressed with the idea of travelling and teaching. I am a high school teacher from India and I teach Science and Math. I am interested in getting more information on travelling and teaching. Please let me know the criteria for teachers to travel to different places, where i can get more information about this and if there are any scholarships or funding for the same. Thank you very much. Waiting for your reply.

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    1. Hi Manali! The articles that discuss funding are here: https://www.teachingtraveling.com/tag/grants/

      Best of luck!

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  7. Are there teaching opportunities for yoga teachers?

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    1. There are indeed! Using the search box on this site, here are the resulting articles: https://www.teachingtraveling.com/?s=yoga . Best of luck!

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  8. Hi Lillie
    Saw some things on mexico, been here in Thailand/Asia 15 years from calif. Do you have any other links/contacts with Mexican/c. american schools-universities?
    thats where I want to finish out. Anything would be appreciated, you have my email.

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    1. Hi Rick, I don’t have specific contacts, myself, but many of my interviewees likely do! Here are the search results for “Mexico” on this site: https://www.teachingtraveling.com/?s=mexico . Best of luck!

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  9. Hello,
    I am currently teaching ESL in elementary school. I am very interested in a summer teaching opportunity that actually pays! I know there are many volunteer programs out there but unfortunately, I need income! I have a Master’s Degree in TESL. Thanks for any help!!

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, thanks for your comment! While I don’t personally give out specific recommendations, the purpose of this site is to compile hundreds of ideas you can look through to get inspiration and contacts. Feel free to reach out to the interviewees who have had experiences you are seeking, yourself. Best of luck!

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  10. Hey Lillie,

    Interesting blog you have here!
    I’m currently a full time recruiter and have been working for 3 years in the corporate world. Looking for a career change and want to venture out and try something different. Would be interested to know more about about your project.

    Hope to hear from you 🙂

    Cheers,
    Caryn (Malaysia)

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    1. Hy Caryn! That sounds like a fascinating career transition. This site exists to share ideas about the many ways to combine teaching and traveling. Feel free to browse around and reach out to any interviewees whose stories parallel the journey you would like to take, yourself!

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  11. This is a brilliant idea, I think we would share a large amount of ideas in common! I am from Australia, I have taught in a regional public school here for 3 years. I have been lucky enough to have taught in International Schools for 2 years in both Copenhagen and Berlin. Travelling is my number one passion, especially throughout Europe.
    Fortunately I have been able to incorporate extensive and thorough European travel into my lifestyle when living in Europe, I firmly belive no-one has actually travelled until they have lived and worked abroad in a previously foreign culture for an extensive duration. I have also lived in both London and Sweden for 1 year when I was 18, but this part was before I entered University.
    I am constantly thinking about how I can incorporate travel and exploration into my teaching, and of course learning. I’ve had some amazing experiences and hopefully there will be many more to come.

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    1. So awesome! Feel free to email me at TeachingTraveling at gmail if you’d like to be interviewed!

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  12. A good site for teachers to gain knowledge and experience from other teachers. May I find out what it takes for a teacher to become a teacher-traveler?

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    1. This site exists to share ideas on the many different ways one can be a Teacher-Traveler! 🙂

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      1. Can you recommend a site or some stories that can put me in touch with different teachers in Europe. I am wanting to travel and look at obesity levels study fitness in schools and also diet. Europe has low obsirty levels compared to the US. Any help would be appreciated.

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        1. Hi David,
          You’re welcome to browse this site (click the “Europe” tag in the upper left under “Locations”) and if you find a fitting teacher, contact them through the comments section of the article. Best of luck!

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  13. Hello! I am currently teaching Enlish in Nicaragua. I am interested in teaching Spanish or English abroad. I have really enjoyed reading about other teachers’ experiences and adventures around the world. How can I learn more about posible job opportunities? Thanks a lot!

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    1. Hi Byron,
      Great to connect! I try not to post specific job opportunities on this site because I want it to stay “evergreen,” meaning it should be relevant many years from now. You can, however, use it for job searches by following up on information in interviews, ex: following a link mentioned to a job search resource, or contacting the interviewee directly through the comments section, or by any contact information they have provided. Hope this helps, and do email me at TeachingTraveling at gmail if you’d like to be interviewed, yourself!

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  14. Hi, I just typed in ‘teacher traveling’ into google and came across this website. So inspiring and just what I needed to read! Thank you!
    I am just starting my teaching career as a kindergarten teacher. I will be an NQT in September. But I am not happy. There is this urge in me to travel. I have been abroad many times with family, but not traveling. I want to live. Go out there. I have no money. Obviously with my student loans approaching and just starting my job, money is a big issue. So it is harder for me. Do you know if teaching ESL pays good money? Any advice or ideas? Thank you! Xx

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    1. Hi Rae,
      So glad you found this site! Part of the reason I created it is to show there are MANY options to combine teaching and traveling, and some pay really well, and some don’t pay at all! Certain countries (such as ones in Asia or the Middle East) can pay especially well, ex: https://www.teachingtraveling.com/2013/02/24/hong-kong-salary/ . I invite you to browse this site and find interviews with people whose stories echo what you’d like to do, then reach out and get their direct advice. Best of luck!

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  15. Im an active 65 year old english speaking female, lived in South Africa since 1971 from Scotland. Have a European passport with SA permanent residence.
    Looking to teach english.
    Regards

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  16. Hi,

    What a wonderful story you have. We are an American family of 5 (three girls ages: 6, 8 and 10) that values experiences, cultural diversity and education. We moved to France a year ago to immerse our children in a foreign language and culture. We’re interested in doing some more traveling and would like to hire a teacher to travel with us for the next year. Do you have any suggestions on how we could connect with teachers who might be interested in traveling with us?

    Thanks,
    Peter

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    1. Hi Peter,
      What a neat opportunity! I’ve gotten a few messages looking to hire similar traveling teachers, so I bet if you keep looking you can find some online job boards where you could find someone great. Good luck, and enjoy your adventures!

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    2. Hi Peter,

      If you haven’t already found someone, it sounds like the type of opportunity I’ve been looking for. Lillie, could you put us in touch?

      Meghan

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  17. I’m a high school math teacher in MA who loves travelling and I travel a good bit (50 countires and 7 continents in the last 5 years!) and I love reading about all these great teacher traveling stories and opportunities, but so many of them seem hard to apply to a math classroom or opportunities that don’t seem available to math teachers. Like the latest post from Kim Y, all great opportunities but half are very social studies/historyish focused.

    It’s much harder to bring global culture I’ve learned from my travelling into the math classroom as its not relevant and with all the standards we have to cover (those math MCAS….) its hard to find the time to consider ways to bring this in. I do bring in word problems with situations from my travels but not in the way that many of these teachers who teach humanities can do. I can’t have a discussion about the culture of Korea or ensure that I am doing a good job teaching about Japan because those are not things we do in a math class.

    So my question is, do you have any opportunities for travel for math teachers? (high school level in particular)? Where I can do this same professional development at the same level?

    I plan to continue travelling on my own because I love learning about culture of different countries and meeting people and having new experiences but I wish I could make it more meaningful and connected to my teaching!

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    1. Great question, Kelly! You are right that there are fewer travel opportunities geared towards math teachers, but I actually think you’ll be able to find several because the good news is the concept of the year is interdisciplinary learning. I could see you getting any of those travel grants by making the argument that you can make ANYTHING relevant to math. Think that could work?

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  18. Maika Falkenberg August 27, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Hello,
    I am native German teacher for German as a Foreign Language in Berlin and my dream is to teach German in NYC or Australia in School or Company. Can you help me? I am 37 years old.
    Thanks a lot,

    Maika

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    1. Hello Maika,
      What a great plan! I don’t have specific leads for you, but the idea of this site is that you browse the hundreds of interviews here (using the search box in the upper right or the tags or categories) to find someone who’s done something like what you’d like to do. You can then write to them in the comments section or directly if their interview has their contact info. Best of luck!

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  19. Hey Lilllie,
    My name is Janine, I am 19 years old and just now wanting to pursue a career in teaching/traveling. I am beginning community college in October with the hopes of getting my Bachelor’s in Education and becoming some type of writing or English Teacher. I was wondering if you could give me any advice or pointers on how to get the most out of my experience in college to become the best teacher possible.

    Thank you.

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    1. Hi Janine,

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, and congratulations on your exciting path ahead! The very fact that you are asking this question means you are doing the most important thing: Always being open to asking questions and learning! 🙂 I’d also suggest you observe as many varied schools as possible (including ones in other countries). Every school is SO different that a key to success in teaching is finding one that is a good fit for you. And of course… travel whenever you can to build your understanding of the world! Best of luck, and be in touch!

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  20. Hello,

    My wife and I would like to teach abroad in Europe or Asia. She wants to teach English/or Admin. and I would like to teach PE/health or a specific sport. How should we go about looking for a school that will take us both? Which countries do you recommend will take us both and will be able to earn a nice living wage saving money? Thank you for your awesome website, you have made a leery US captive (just kidding) to more “open minded” individual willing to test the waters teaching abroad!

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    1. Cameron,
      Thank you so much for taking the time to browse and comment on my site. You have such an exciting future ahead of you! Unfortunately, I can’t give you any specific answers myself, but that’s why I set up this site: so you can explore the story of others (use the search box in the upper right for keywords, the upper navigation menu, or the tag cloud) to find interviews similar to what you’re trying to do, then contact the interviewee with further questions, either via the comments section on their piece, or directly through any contact information that they have stated. The people interviewed for this site are a wealth of information, and can surely help you. Best of luck, and keep us posted!

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  21. Hi Lillie,

    I just came across your blogs while looking into teaching English abroad. Seeing both yours and the stories of others on the site is a great inspiration. I have wanted to teach English abroad for a very long time but keep putting it off.

    I’m currently in a job I hate and a master’s program that I have no interest in. I want to quit both and start following my passion and dreams to teach abroad but I have some concerns. I’m mostly wondering if I would be qualified to turn this into a career and how crucial having a master’s in an unrelated field would be to my success. If you have the chance to answer a few questions that would be amazing.

    Regards,

    Jeff

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    1. Hi Jeff,

      What an exciting path you have in front of you! While there is no guarantee that any choice will “definitely” work, you can see from the hundreds of interviews on this site that there are so many ways to successfully transition into a career teaching abroad. My recommendation is just make sure you maintain whatever safety nets you can, for example, when I took a year off to travel, I took a leave of absence from my job instead of quitting, which allowed me to return to my job in Boston in 2010 when I came home, even though I didn’t think I would. After the perspective of a year of travel, however, I realized that I wanted my home base again, and I was happy there! That said, the most important thing to do is to go. It sounds like you are quite set on making these dreams a reality, so do it! You don’t want regrets later. Best of luck, and let us know what ends up unfolding!

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      1. Thank you Lillie. I hope to have some interesting stories to contribute to the site soon.

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  22. Hi Lillie! I just found your website and I can’t wait to explore and hopefully get some awesome tips! I am travelling to Europe for 7 months to teach English in France through TAPIF (Teaching Assistant Program in France). My major was French and I always wanted to go back after studying abroad. I have no teaching experience (yet) so I am nervous, but excited at the same time to get my feet wet and hopefully travel/teach after the program is over. This website will hopefully guide me and motivate me so thank you for taking the time to be an inspiration to others and spreading the knowledge!

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting, Vanessa! It sounds like you have a great adventure ahead of you. Feel free to email me to be interviewed once you’ve become a Teacher-Traveler! 🙂

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  23. Aishwarya. Pandere June 15, 2015 at 8:14 am

    hi lillie .. i just couldn’t get my eyes off your site.. firstly i am grateful to you that you are doing such a wonderful job.. i am a 21 year old girl from India..bachelor in IT, i will be completing masters in IT as well by next year… i am planning to prepare myself for ielts.. because i just lovvvvvvve teaching, also crazy for exploring new places.. it has been my childhood dream to teach students abroad.. but i dont have any idea as to ..how to start? which country to go?
    currently, i am teaching english at a very famous institute here.. and would love to continue with the same language abroad…would you give me a direction please??

    i am an optimistic and i know you will surely reply me… i do not check this site regularly ,so how would i know if you have replied me… i would be very very grateful to you if you personally mail me.. many thanks! and yes!you are a beautiful lady doing a wonderful job… i want to be the same..:) stay happy..

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  24. Hello Lillie,
    I love your page and I was wondering on how I could get my school involved within your network? I think your ideas on the unity and social aspect of teaching opportunities is brilliant! Well my story begins with me being a young English man looking to do some travelling over the world and explore places that I wouldn’t otherwise get to see. I am currently the head of English language at Green Hill International School & College in Northern Bangladesh (near Sylhet). A beautiful part of the world with rich culture and beautiful scenery. My plight is to attract English native speaking teachers to join me at my school and help with teaching English amongst other subjects, as we are an English speaking International school. I would love to share my full story and answer and queries anyone might have on the school and would love to see more people get involved. We cannot offer a wage to prospective teachers as we aren’t the wealthiest of establishments but we can offer free accommodation and expenses. I look forward to your reply! Thank you!
    Fergal Lochhead
    fergal.10@live.co.uk

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  25. I’m a 21st Century Learning Resource teacher with experience teaching French as a second language in the elementary panel as well as training teachers on how to promote 21st century skills through lesson design and use tech tools to support students’ knowledge construction. I’m interested in teaching/travelling for a couple weeks in the summer anywhere warm, close to a beach and/or with a rich cultural tradition. Any leads?

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    1. I love this question! Do you mind if I pose it (without using your full name) on my http://www.facebook.com/TeachingTraveling Facebook page for people to chime in with ideas?

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  26. I recently registered for an educational trip to China happening over Spring Break 2015. As a history and psychology teacher I want to be able to bring back Chinese history and culture to my classroom. Do you know of any Grants that would help me fund this trip? Many thanks!!!

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    1. Hi Suzan,
      How exciting! Browse the Grants section of this site (middle right side), but know that there are many other grants out there, too. Another option is to work on budgeting and adding more income sources (ex: doing tutoring on the side for a few months) to earn the money. Bottom line: Whatever it takes, do it, because travel like you’re describing is priceless. Good luck and check in when you come back so I can interview you! 🙂

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  27. I am an elementary teacher in Michigan. I have been teaching for 50 years and still am enthusiastic and in good health. I would love an experience of teaching somewhere in the world for a week or two in the summer. How do I find out what is available? I am not retired so I still expect to come back to my classroom in the Fall.

    Thanks for your reply. Your adventures are amazing!!
    Happy Holidays!!!

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    1. Awesome! I don’t have a specific opportunity that I recommend, but the idea of this site is you can browse it (using the search box in the upper right and the tag cloud at the middle right) to get inspiration and ideas! Then you can write to the people interviewed (via the comments section) to get more information. Best of luck! I’m sure you’ll find something wonderful… then hopefully contact me again to get interviewed! 🙂

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  28. Hi Lillie!

    I love your website and everything that you stand for. Like you, I am a teacher and traveler. I have been living and teaching in Latin America for about seven years and feel I that I have much to share with others wanting to do the same thing. I would love an opportunity to share my story with others through your website. Thanks.

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  29. Catherine Chiu June 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Thanks so much for your great website! While I am not able to get on the road much, I love reading about all the different ages and facets in my “armchair” travels with you and your fellow travelers. Please continue to post additional stories about shorter teaching traveling ideas – two weeks etc, so that more teachers can say ” I should try that” it’s only two weeks!
    Catherine Chiu

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    1. Thanks so much, Catherine! Indeed, I am transitioning to shorter travels, so your wish is granted!

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  30. Juanita G. Cruz March 15, 2013 at 9:49 am

    i would like information on where do you find these places to sign up to be a teacher abroad, i have been teaching culinary arts for 14 years and i would like to gain more knowledge of anouther culture and share mine.

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    1. There are a number of articles on this site covering teaching abroad tips. See the full list here: https://www.teachingtraveling.com/tag/teach-abroad/ . Best of luck!

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  31. Just found this site! Do you have any articles on where to teach around the world at international schools?

    Thanks

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    1. Hi Joe,
      Glad to connect! Here are articles dealing with international schools: https://www.teachingtraveling.com/?s=%22international+school%22&searchsubmit=
      Good luck!

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  32. Very cool site! There are so many ways to combine teaching and traveling. It’s really neat to read about what people are doing all around the world.

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  33. Hi Lillie,

    I just read an article about you in the American Teacher Magazine and decided that I would attempt to get in touch with you since it seems as though we have done a ton of things at the same time. I am a Middle School Math and Science Teacher in Los Angeles. After I completed Teach For America in Los Angeles in 2009, I worked for a charter school and then from 2011-2012 I spent a year abroad and travelled to over 26 countries. I too believe that I was teaching kids about a world I needed to go see for myself. Now, happily back in the classroom, I have a youtube channel where I have posted science videos I made from trips I have taken around the world that tie into the curriculum I teach.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/experiencescience

    I also kept a travel blog of almost everything I did and everywhere I went. If you are interested, check them out! You are an inspiration!

    http://julieandjj.blogspot.com/

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    1. Glad you found me, Julie! I was so excited about the American Teacher magazine profile. I have emailed you a follow-up.

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    2. Julie,

      What program did you go through to teach science and math abroad? I am also a science and math teacher and my dream is to do something very similar to what you explained. Any further information would be greatly appreciated.

      Thank You!

      Sean

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      1. Hey Sean,

        There is no short answer to your question, because I did not go officially with a company. My husband and I just packed up and left for a year. I did find little teaching things along with way, but I was not teaching for extended periods of time. I never stayed anywhere I went for more than a few weeks. I guess I spent more time teaching myself!

        Thanks,
        Julie

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  34. Hi Lillie,

    I’m a native Spanish teacher. I have been traveling and teaching since I finished my degree in 2004 (…and I’ve just realized I’m getting old!!!) I have taught in France, Ireland and India, and I arrived in Australia few months ago so I am just organizing groups classes here at the moment.
    I just started blogging and teaching online 2 years ago (www.mariaortegagarcia.com) and I haven’t stopped traveling since.
    I love your blog! and I would be delighted in sharing my experiences as a traveler-teacher in your website if you want.

    Thanks,

    María

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    1. Thanks, Maria! I’ve emailed you a follow-up.

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  35. HI,

    I am looking to hire tons of people interested in teaching English in South Korea. IF anyone is interested in posting their teaching english abroad blogs on my website– I would be happy to talk with you!
    Thanks!
    mike
    info@teachandtraveljobs.com

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  36. I love your blog. It’s great seeing people take the plunge and follow what truly makes them happy. It must be very fulfilling traveling the world while also helping people learn as well. You have some amazing articles and photos. If you are ever interested in submitting any articles or photos to us at BarrelHopping, we have ongoing contests where you can win cash to help fund your continued travels. For every article or photo you do submit we will also provide a link back to your site for more exposure. Our end goal is to help fellow travelers like you do more of what they love. Here are the details http://barrelhopping.com/get-paid-to-travel/

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  37. Hi!!!

    I am a private English teacher and I´m also interested to know how can I travel with my students with a cheap price. I´d like to know if I get at about 7 students to travel if I can have my trip for free…

    Look forward your answer,

    care

    Ju

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    1. Hi Julia, thanks for your comment! I know there are a few tour companies in the U.S. that do this such as EF Tours (who I went to China with), but I’m not sure if they operate outside of the U.S. It’s worth giving them a call to ask!

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      1. Thanks a lot!!! I´ll check it !!

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  38. Lillie,

    Hi! I was looking over your site, and all the wonderful stories from people of all different academic backgrounds, teaching and traveling abroad. This is something that I have thought long and hard about and am serious about pursuing. Just to provide you with some quick background on myself I have a B.S. and M.S. in atmospheric sciences and meteorology with a minor in mathematics. I will be enrolling in a Masters of Arts in Teaching program this up coming fall to obtain my certification in general science and secondary math. After this graduate program (year and a half from now) I would appreciate the opportunity to teach abroad. In addition, I would also enjoy working at summer camps that engage students in science related activities, especially those that focus on atmospheric/climate and environmental related issues. Ultimately, I have a lot of energy and excitement in trying new things, embracing new cultures/environments, and am ambitious about making an impact all over the world (nationally and internationally). Given your very diverse background, I was hoping you could provide me with some advice for suggestions on how to pursue my interest in teaching math and science abroad, and what steps you would recommend to get there (Even if there is something I can do while in am in my current teaching program). I really appreciate your time and am open to any suggestions/comments/advice you are willing to provide. Thanks again!!

    Best Regards,

    Sean Bratton

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    1. Thanks for connecting, Sean! With your background, any school around the world would be lucky to have you. Browse the profiles on this site using the search box in the upper right corner and the tag cloud in the sidebar, and leave a comment on the profiles that interest you so those folks can respond to you about their specific advice. Most articles also have direct links to resources.

      Best of luck and keep us posted!

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  39. I would love more information on summer opportunities overseas

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    1. Amanda, thanks for your comment. Use the search box in the upper right corner of this site to search the keyword “Summer” and explore!

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  40. Hey Lillie,

    Absolutely love your site. We would love to collaborate with you on a blog post. Our President Crawford Hill has been leading groups of kids across Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador, Spain for years. What’s the best way to reach you?

    Thanks,

    Patrick

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  41. Hello! I have a blog at http://www.artteachtravel.com. I would love to be involved in your website, or interviewed or write a guest post. I’m so impressed with your site! Thank you for all your hard work!
    Sincerely,
    Anita

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  42. I just recommended this site in a recent post about post first-year plans for teachers: http://wp.me/p2x8EM-1w. If only I had seen this ten years ago! But, you can bet I’ll be utilizing it now! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for mentioning this site on yours, but please keep in mind that TeachingTraveling.com is for ALL AGES! In particular, check out the interview with this wonderful 68-year-old woman: https://www.teachingtraveling.com/2012/06/25/donna-why-and-how-to-get-esl-teaching-jobs-as-an-older-woman/

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  43. Hello Lillie,
    You have a great, informative and interesting site! My name is Eliane and I`ve traveled to many countries and worked in all areas of English Language Teaching. Traveling has been such a great and worthwhile experience. It allowed me to teach general and specialized English, work with the top training companies and discover so much about myslef.

    Now I am working on creating practical media content for language training and development. Check out our website http://www.wix.com/ellianap/teach-and-travel !

    Continue the exciting work you do!
    Eliane

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  44. Hi!!!i love this web and the idea of teaching and travelling…because when you are travelling you learn like at an intensive course of life! and is very nice to share that! my english is not very good…im from argentina, and i had travelled in europ, because i was living in valencia, spain, and now just come back from a trip in mexico, guatemala and honduras. In the last country i was living in a hombe for poors kids in tegucigalpa. I volunteer teaching them, helping with homeworks, doing theatre,paint, etc….it was the best part of all my trip…and i want to keep on doing that!!!
    Also want to share what i already learn…but can i do that in spanish??? or this is only english??? maybe i can train better my english….
    I wait for your answer!!!thaks for doing this kind of things!!!!

    Kisses! laura!

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    1. Hi Laura,
      I am happy to interview you! I will send you the questions in English, and I recommend you use Google Translate to translate English-Spanish. I look forward to hearing from you!

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  45. Hi
    I’m a young English teacher in Kenya recently graduated. I would so much love to travel and teach English especially in Asia. I think you can be a great help to me to live my passion of teaching English.

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  46. thanks for creating a space for traveling teachers… I’m emailing you now my personal blog… would love to be apart of this.

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  47. As a retired teacher (history, geography, world cultures, writing, theater arts, culinary arts) chef and now full time freelance travel and food writer your blog is intriguing. Good work!!

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  48. Hi Lillie,

    You have such a wonderful site here. Thanks for all that you do to share experiences. I am a robotics engineer turned international teacher. I spent three months last year in Nepal teaching English, Morality, Physics, Practical Computing and advising for their I/T Club. It was a fantastic learning experience and highly rewarding. I have a travel blog that I am working to write up the posts from that trip. After returning to the USA I continued my educator ways and did after-school science programs with elementary children through Mad Science then went on to teach a quarter of Computer Science classes at Clark College. Anyway, I am passionate about education and feel I have a lot to share. If you’d be interested in hearing more about my experiences, I’d definitely be down to share. I love reading your stories.

    Take care,

    Jacob

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    1. teachingtravel May 31, 2011 at 12:15 pm

      Great to hear from you, Jacob! I’m sending you interview questions now and can’t wait to hear your story 🙂

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  49. Octavia Daniels April 27, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Hello Lillie,

    This is perfect! I learned of you just a few minutes ago as I was searching profiles through my LinkedIn account. I am restarting my life and career, which includes moving to a city I have always been fascinated by…Boston… to teach English. Anyway, I love to travel and am moving into international traveling. Why not combine two things I love…teaching and traveling. I am always seeking ways to grow and develop as a person and teacher. This site is a great idea. Thanks!

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    1. teachingtravel April 27, 2011 at 9:48 pm

      Octavia,

      So glad you found this site, and so glad you’re moving to this awesome city and getting ready to rock out teaching/traveling! If you want some articles to whet your appetite for Boston, check out these goodies on my other site: http://www.aroundtheworldl.com/category/locations/usa/usa-boston/

      Feel free to be in touch by email (teachingtraveling at gmail), especially if you’d be interested in being featured on this site!

      Best,
      Lillie

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      1. Octavia Daniels April 28, 2011 at 9:24 pm

        Thank you Lillie. I am loving the site you provided for me. This is great! I am even more excited about my move to Boston. I will be there this coming June for a teacher info. session so if you know of any happenings feel free to let me know. So EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Thanks again.

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  50. Christa Dillabaugh March 8, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Hi there –

    Just stumbled upon your site and am so impressed with the stories you are sharing. It’s great that you’ve created a space for teacher travelers to share and connect. I wish I’d found you sooner! I’ve been teaching while traveling for over 15 years – taking middle and high school students on ecology and service field studies in Central and South America (Costa Rica and Peru). I have to say, I think my best teaching has always been ankle deep in mud and swatting mosquitoes! Now, if I’m not in the field, most of my teaching happens in the digital ecosystem – a new and strange world! I’d love to share more and will look forward to following you on facebook.

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    1. teachingtravel March 8, 2011 at 3:51 am

      Christa, so glad you stumbled by, and thanks so much for leaving a comment! I’d love to profile YOU on this site, if you’re interested! Tempted? Email me at TeachingTraveling at gmail and I can send you the questions!

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  51. Hi,

    I am currently a college student, who majors in Travels and Tourism Management. Ironically, I might also minor in Teaching, so as you can see I am very intereseted by this idea of teaching and traveling at the same time. I would like to have a contact number -brochure, or simply more information about jobs opportunities or internships.
    Thank you!

    Best,
    Sarah.

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    1. Hi Sarah!
      Thanks so much for reading and for making contact! At the moment, this site focuses on profiling teacher-travelers (often with links built into the interviews so you can click to find the programs that they used to teach-travel), but I do not have paper brochures or job listings. There are, however, some great job listing sites on the web, including http://www.gooverseas.com/ and http://www.wanderingeducators.com/ . Good luck and keep us posted on what you end up doing!

      – Lillie of TeachingTraveling.com

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  52. HI Lillie,

    I work for a non-profit called GEEO which stands for Global Exploration for Educators. We run professional development travel programs designed for teachers. Check us out on http://www.geeo.org . Our goal is to encourage more educators to travel so they can share their experiences with their students and bring that inspiration to travel into their classrooms.
    I’ll write you an email to introduce myself further. Keep up the good work.

    Cheers
    Natasha

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  53. Hi there, I’m currently teaching in Thailand, would be interested in learning more about what you’re doing with this site!

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    1. Great! I’m emailing you now. Thanks for making contact!

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  54. Interested in your project and would really love to be part of it in Africa here. As a middle school teacher and as a Traveller to the desert and Sahara areas it is a fabilous voluntary experience to meet kids of specific hospitable areas and give them the most inner knowledge of my own

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  55. I am interested in sharing my experiences as a treveller teacher of English subject within my community.
    I am also interested in learning about others experiences.

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    1. Just emailed you. Thanks for making contact!

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